Mala Pilla

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మాలపిల్ల
Mala Pilla
Mala Pilla.jpg
Directed byGudavalli Ramabrahmam
Produced byGudavalli Ramabrahmam,
Yarlagadda Sivarama Prasad
Written byTapi Dharma Rao
StarringGovindarajula Subba Rao
Kanchanamala
P. Suri Babu
Sundaramma
Venkatasubbaiah
Puvvula Anasuya
Teku Anasuya
P. Ganga Ratnam
Hemalathamma Rao
P. Laxmikantamma
M. C. Raghavan
Vangara
Music byBhimavarapu Narasimha Rao,
Master Venu
CinematographySailen Bose
Production
company
Release date
25 September 1938
Running time
175 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Mala Pilla or Malapilla (English: Girl from Mala caste) is a 1938 Indian Telugu-language social drama film directed by Gudavalli Ramabrahmam.[1] The film was produced by Sri Sarathi Studios. It is based on a social drama taking Gudipati Venkatachalam's story Mala Pilla, a love story between a Brahmin boy and a Dalit girl.[2] The film dealt with the crusade against untouchability, prevailing in pre-independent India.[3][4]

The plot[edit]

The story is based on the discrimination against Scheduled Castes in villages. While some try to end the discrimination, the Brahmins headed by priest Sundara Rama Sastri (Subba Rao) oppose it. His photographer son Nagaraju (Suri Babu) falls in love with Samapalatha (Kanchanamala), a Dalit girl and elopes with her to Calcutta where he teaches her to read and write. The two sects fight over water and work. After Sastri's wife is saved by Dalits from a fire accident, his view of them changes. With the police and a few civilians, the situation in the village calms down while Nagaraju and Sampalatha are married with Sastri's blessings.

Songs[edit]

  • Aa Mabbu Ee Mabbu (That Cloud, This Cloud)
  • Jai Mahadev (O Great God)
  • Jatara Setamu Ra
  • Vaduku Vaduku
  • Kuleelandaru Ekamu Kavale Ra
  • Venu Manohara Ganamu
  • Savirahe Tavadeena
  • Nallavade Gollapillavade

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006, pp.14.
  2. ^ Nostalgia Mala Pilla (1938) at Cinegoer.com Archived 26 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006, pp.14.
  4. ^ "Nostalgia Mala Pilla (1938) at Cinegoer.com". cinegoer.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2012.

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